Paintings In Rose Windows, Goddesses & Other Realms
Rose Window 1 & 2
Both of the Rose Window images were inspired by the thought of using the church rose window concept, and incorporating images of roses within it. I based the patterned structure behind the roses on a rose window architecture book, and ‘Order in Space’ by Keith Critchlow of shapes like tetrahedrons, and dodecahedrons etc. ‘Like a kaleidoscope the images form a pattern, those in the centre suggest depth and infinity, like the centrifugal force that guides us.’
‘Be true to your spirit and let its purity flourish,
Like the beauty of the rose, to bring inspiration to the world.’
The Plough With Smoke & Cloud Wisps
I went out to sketch the moon one night in Hawkshead churchyard, and then wandered over to another part of the village and noticed the plough, and so I stopped to sketch that, and some words to go with the image are: - ‘In the night sky hung the seven stars, as they have done since ages past. Chimney smoke and evening clouds became interlaced with the stars and hinted of the interconnectedness of all life.’
Realms Of Spiritual Heritage
"A tree of life; this coat of many colours sheds its riches into the realms below, inspiring religions, spiritual perception and all manner of faiths and philosophies". The painting took about six months to paint, the longest by far, because I had to keep stopping to work out the next stage in the image. As it was a complex image I did other paintings alongside it. The painting echoes the richness of diversity of the multi-faith approach, and was inspired by looking at Salisbury Cathedral one night, when floodlit and a shadow of the spire was projected upon the clouds overhead, and this set off inspired thoughts towards forming the painting.
I’ve included both the good sized image and a thumbnail, if the latter is needed.
Spiral Rose Window
This image is of a mural I did about 20 years ago, and can be seen in Barrow in Furness hospital, in their A & E department. It follows on from the Rose Window 1 & 2, and just came about naturally without much thought. The main thinking was how to portray it on the wall of the waiting room.
Goddess Images 1-5
These were done one winter time when I had a lull period of anything else happening, which allowed some meditative time, and these images of aspects of the overall goddess energy were born.
Abundance Of The Goddess
depicts her abundance of life, and her tending and caring for our planet as a whole.
relates to energy working for the planet concentrating on the earth level.
Goddess Of The Stars
is at the goddessly level, not just godly (!) in the heavens.
Visitation Of The Goddess Shakti
is the sense of mystery with just the moon showing, where there is no human form given.
Goddess Links Heaven & Earth
shows her linking heaven and earth together as she works caringly.
MARES TAILS OVER WETHERLAM
An image of fair weather over a favourite fell which is part of the Coniston Range of fells, and I used to frequent a great deal at one time. The image is a reminder of that time, and is a good fell to go up. Once up part of the way, there is an area with a stream that runs along its length, and is a nice area to potter around if you don’t feel like getting to the top.